Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Actor Robyn Malcolm Supports End Of Life Choice, Urges Kiwis To Choose “choice, Love And Compassion”

Actor Robyn Malcolm has joined the Yes for Compassion campaign urging a ‘yes’ vote in the End of Life Choice referendum.

In a video released today, the prolific actor and activist, awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2019, says “to me, the End of Life Choice Act is about choice, love and compassion. That's why I'm supporting it."

"In a fair, civilised, democratic world we have a choice about pretty much every aspect about how we live. Surely, that should extend to how we die?

“I trust we will put all the checks and balances in place to make it safe so that those who want to die, like my friend - their way, with the people they love, able to leave this world in a conscious state of love, connection and peace - can do that.”

She also shares this heartbreaking message from her friend who is terminally ill with kidney disease: “Now I am entering into an end of life process that will take a long time. Four months or so, where they know I will die an agonising death of either extreme breathlessness or, at best, full cardiac arrest...I would much rather enter a clinic on my chosen day, lie down, take the medication, have my darling husband around me with my dogs at my feet and be allowed to die with dignity.”

Robyn Malcolm warns of the “scaremongering and hysteria” by opponents of assisted dying and suggests Kiwis go to the government website to get the facts.

“Arm yourselves with the facts and go vote,” she says. “It’s really important that you do. This is a big choice this country has to make.”

Yes for Compassion aims to ensure New Zealanders can cast informed yes votes in the End of Life Choice referendum on 17 October.


Watch Robyn’s video in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNQdvCxTkQ8&feature=youtu.be

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Government: Labour and Greens reach a deal

The Labour Party and the Green Party will have a Cooperation Agreement that will see the Green Party Co-leaders hold ministerial portfolios outside of Cabinet, and areas of cooperation on climate, environment and child and community wellbeing issues. More>>


Referendum Preliminary Results: 'Yes' On End-Of-Life, 'No' On Recreational Cannabis

End of Life Choice Referendum The referendum asked the question: 'Do you support the End of Life Choice Act 2019 coming into force?' 65.2% Yes 33.8% No 1.0% Informal VOTES NUMBER OF VOTES RECEIVED PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL VOTES Yes 1,574,645 65.2% ... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On National Being Shafted By Its Own Creation

As it licks its wounds, let’s hope the National Party can still find time to look back with some pride at what it has achieved in Epsom. The Act Party’s nationwide success on Saturday night has been a tribute to National’s foresight, and to its ... More>>


Green Party: 'Fruitful Discussions ... Further Discussions To Have'

The Green Party says there is a negotiation going on with the Labour Party, but there are more discussions to be had. More>>


Border: No Changes To Border Exemptions After Fishing Crew Test Covid-19 Positive

The cases were detected after routine day three testing but the immigration minister and air commodore agree there's no need to change border exemptions. More>>

Election: ParityBOT_NZ Processed Nearly 200,000 Tweets To Find And Fight Online Abuse Over The NZ Election

Auckland, New Zealand: Of the almost 200,000 tweets directed at women candidates that Areto Labs’ proprietary election Twitter bot, ParityBOT_NZ, processed over the New Zealand election period, nearly 4,000 were classified as toxic and triggered ... More>>

Stats NZ: New Report Shows Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Climate

Climate change is already happening in New Zealand and could have a profound impact on future generations of New Zealanders, a new report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ says. Our atmosphere and climate 2020 , released today, includes analysis ... More>>


Judith Collins: Obese People Must Take Responsibility For 'personal Choices'

National Party leader Judith Collins has described obesity as a weakness and says people should not 'blame systems for personal choices'. More>>

Māori Party: Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory

John Tamihere’s election campaign is on the rise and on track to return the Māori Party to parliament, a new Māori TV poll has revealed. The poll released on 11 October during the seventh and final Māori TV Maori Electoral campaign coverage has Tamihere ... More>>




InfoPages News Channels